DeVault family (Jonesborough, Tenn.)
The DeVault family of Jonesborough, Tennessee is descended from early Washington County, Tennessee pioneer Frederick DeVault, who built the DeVault Tavern in 1821 in the Leesburg community. A noted stop on the Old Stage Road from Memphis to Washington, D. C., the tavern was owned and operated by the family for several generations and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: G (Small Collections)
Scope and Contents The Edward G. DeVault Family Papers consists of a physician's notebook belonging to W. B. DeVault and a Washington County, Tennessee Justice of the Peace ledger for Civil District 16 (Leesburg) kept by Samuel Conley, Justice of the Peace. The physician's notebook describes medical and surgical procedures and identifies many different types of drugs and compounds used in 19th century medical practice. The justice of the peace ledger contains names of plaintiffs and defendants in...
Collection — Box: 1-6
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers recovered from the DeVault property in Jonesborough, Tennessee. It includes letters, deeds, photographs, day books, ledgers, genealogies and newspaper clippings. Much of the material was produced by John DeVault (Davault), the son of Frederick DeVault (Davault).
Scope and Contents The Faw Family Papers focus on the history of the family in the years from 1830 through 1974. Included in the collection is correspondence among family members, land transactions in Ashe County, North Carolina, wills of various family members, and Faw genealogy.
Dates: 1817-1974, undated
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The papers of LeRoy Reeves consist of letters, military orders, photographs, sketches, newspaper clippings and genealogical data. His experimental sketches of the Tennessee state flag and his correspondence relating to the adoption of the flag are of particular interest to Tennesseans and vexillologists. Other papers document some of his activities as a member of the United States military and the research he conducted for his book Ancestral Sketches.
Dates: 1703-1952; Majority of material found within 1903-1928